{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

No recipes this week as I did a Super Bowl recipe roundup & link love post on Friday. I have updated it with more recipe links if you wanna take another looksie. Happy Reading! -Christina First link will go to Michael Kilpatrick. Who is Michael Kilpatrick? An up & coming farm owner, Kilpatrick Family Farm,…

{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

Hey folks; Hope you liked my piece on Bittman’s move to end his “Minimalist” column to becoming a member of the Op-Ed pages & begin a new column for the NYT Magazine…My piece (and true confession) on Taco Bell should be coming later today or early this week. In the meantime, link galore. You will…

Goodbye Minimalist. Hello…

{Mr Bittman at mile 4 (?), Mohawk Hudson River Marathon, October 2010} …Food Policy Commentator. I don’t usually write an entire post on a weekend reading topic, but two items were of great interest this week and I felt they both deserved some exposition. First, the unfortunate but not surprising issue with Taco Bell’s “beef”…

{weekend reading} NATIONAL edition

Busy week in food-related news…I say this every week. It still amazes me, now that I concentrate my news topics to  “food” how many stories there are in one week. Before I get to the linking bonanza there are two pieces of housekeeping to attend to: 1) One of my favorite cooking blogs, the kitchn,…

{weekend reading} NATIONAL edition

What.a.week. My food project resolution post was featured on WordPress’ “Freshly Pressed” front page feature AND as the featured post in the food, travel and recipes tag pages. We received thousands of views and can barely keep up with all the positive feedback we’re getting (Thank you and welcome new readers!!!). Back in real life,…

{weekend reading} Weekday Edition 2011

Okay, so I pondered and reflected in yesterday’s weekend reading and now its time to get back to business at hand- current food-related goodies happening NOW! Not last November, that would be sooo 2010. This WR is very recipe heavy because honestly, post-holidaze & three birthdays (yup, me, my husband & my son all have…

{Weekend Reading} 2010 Reflection Edition

Sooo I’m using an excuse card today, please excuse this short (and tardy) Weekend Reading post. It’s my only child’s birthday, Miles Jae, and we are all party-crazy this weekend. Birthdays take on a whole new meaning when your child suffers from multiple life-threatening food allergies. Twelve months in the book, without ER visit, seems…

{New Year} Loco for Local

Just like everyone else who writes for this blog, I tend to avoid making New Years Resolutions. It seems like a loaded, sentimental effort that for most people tends to not pan out. This year, however, I have been considering my resolution for some time and feel ready to make a sincere commitment. As we…

{Top 10+1} FSC Posts of 2010

Every blog does it, so let’s get ready to ride the most read blog posts in 2010 bus…Fasten your seatbelts! Honk Honk! As I explained in our 100th post (and Food Matters Cookbook giveaway); why I started the club in March 2010. We went “public” with the blog in late July/early August and you know…

{weekday reading} Post-Holidaze Edition

We’re back from our holiday break and ready for what 2011 has in-store for us! Before we get back into the full swing of things; meaning our New Year Resolutions and Reflections, an exciting cookbook giveaway and an announcement of our first-ever event, I’m doing a few housekeeping posts. First, all the lovely food news,…

{weekend reading} Holiday Weekend Edition

Hey Folks; This will be the next-to-last post until next week. We should be back about mid-week for two Dark Day Challenge posts, then we will be dark again until Sunday, January 2nd, 2011. Okay, enough housekeeping stuff, let’s talk food-related news and BONUS, more holiday-inspired recipe links! NEWS In local news, a favorite farm…

{weekend reading} National Edition

To be honest, there isn’t much “good” food news to report. Between the food safety bill S.510 at its final stages of life, the Humane Society’s report of Smithfield’s pork facilities, the overwhelming use of antibiotics in factory farmed meats and the absolutely absurd attacks on the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act and First Lady Michelle…

{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

FOOD NEWS Let’s start with the “Advertisement Seen Around the World This Week” category. If you haven’t seen Duncan Hines’ “Hip Hop” Cupcake commercial you have missed something special. Like too close to black-face-special.  Watch the commercial on Eater, with a little editorial piece. Then head over to Mother Jones for an article on the…

{weekend reading} NATIONAL EDITION

Wow. Where to start… This week has been FULL of food-related news that I don’t know if I can pack it all into one post. I’ll try. As a disclaimer I will suggest going to any of the “Resource Websites” on the right column of the blog for further information, especially on S.510 and Healthy,…

Today is the Day: S.510 Voting This Evening!

No new personal family post or recipe from any of us today. Instead we will concentrate on the biggest food news of recent years. S.510 will (finally!) be voted on today in the U.S. Senate (passed the House this summer). Below I’ll link to many *pro* Op-Eds and news articles on this important topic. As…